Car Accident Injury Compensation Amounts for Torn Left Medial Meniscus and Chondromalacia

In Lugo v. City of New York (Jury Verdict Rptr. XVII/18-2 [Sup. Ct. New York County, 10/7/99]), a 26-year-old secretary pedestrian suffered a torn left medial meniscus and chondromalacia, requiring two arthroscopic surgeries; he claimed he was permanently unable to kneel, squat, or jump, and a medical expert said the chondromalacia was permanent. He was awarded $ 233,000 for past pain and suffering and $ 462,000 for future pain and suffering for 47.2 years.